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Samuel Watson Eastman

Samuel Watson Eastman

also known as Sam Eastman

Practice areas:

Expungement, Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax

About Me

 


After finishing up my JD/LLM (in tax), my legal career began in the mergers and acquisitions group of a large firm in San Francisco.  Over the course of the three years that I worked for that firm, I advised private equity and corporate clients on a wide variety of transactional matters across many different industries.  In this role I became a specialist in transactional tax and sophisticated business planning.  Although I enjoyed the resources and excellent training that a large firm can provide, I became tired of San Francisco and the bureaucracy of a large organization, and decided to strike out on my own in Austin—which ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.


 


Since arriving in Austin in 2010, I have been acting as general counsel to several local businesses, have an of counsel relationship with a local boutique transactional firm, and manage my own growing practice.  In these roles, I advise my clients on corporate, tax, and commercial matters, generally relating to entity formation and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, employment issues, corporate governance and compliance, and other general counsel services.  While small to mid-sized companies typically do not have the resources needed to hire an attorney on their staff to serve as general counsel, they often have significant legal needs that are vital to their continued success.  


 


When in a “virtual” general counsel role, I advise on a wide range of matters, generally intended to protect the company and its owners from liability and ensure operations are being conducted in the most advantageous manner. However, when appropriate to litigate, I ensure comprehensive legal representation is available to my clients—using my large network of attorneys, I often locate outside representation on behalf of my clients, and then negotiate a representation agreement on their behalf.  Utilizing my low overhead costs and network of attorneys, I am able to provide comprehensive legal solutions, and do so at a very competitive price.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Expungement: 35%
    0 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    6 years
  3. Business: 25%
    8 years
  4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 10%
    8 years
  5. Tax: 5%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour), Contingent (15-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Eastman Libersat, PC

901 Mopac Expressway South
Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300
Austin, TX, 78746

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive201311/20/2013
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201005/24/2015
CAActive200905/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
2015 Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
2014 Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
2014 Clients Choice AwardAvvo2014
2013 Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Highest Grade - Advanced Business PlanningCALI - Excellence For the Future2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEastman Libersat, PC (d/b/a WipeRecord)2013 - Present
PrincipalThe Law Offices of Sam Eastman, PLLC2012 - Present
Of CounselThe Sandlin Law Firm2010 - Present
Tax Associate - Mergers & AcquisitionsPricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP2007 - 2010
Strategic Planning AnalystHollywood Entertainment Corporation2003 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Business Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Corporate Counsel SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Taxation SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of OregonMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
United States Tax CourtAttorney Member2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
RAYMOND H. AND ANA A. RYAN v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUEAppealed
VIP Associates v. Quemada Farms, Inc. et alSettlement
Ex Parte A.W. Petition for ExpunctionSuccessful

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2007
University of San Diego School of LawCorporate, TaxationJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of OregonFinance & Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Consortium of Universities for International StudiesInternational BusinessCertificate of International Business Studies2003